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National Army Museum

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Great way to spend a couple of hours

Just went for a visit as I hadn't been there in a few years; it's always good to go back when they... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
Geejae99
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Lincoln, New Zealand
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A Fantastic Stopover

We had our grandson so this was a perfect time to stop for a break. The activity sheet provided for... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
3ComB1
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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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The National Army Museum, is an army war museum in Waiouru, New Zealand, providing access to a unique collection of military exhibits, vehicles, memorabilia and public research material. The Museum is guardian to many of our national treasures, the...more
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State Highway 1, Waiouru 4861, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Just went for a visit as I hadn't been there in a few years; it's always good to go back when they have a change around of exhibitions. It never disappoints and the staff are friendly. Good to see new info pop up in some...More

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Nicola B, Manager at National Army Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback and glad you enjoyed your experience. Our next new exhibition is about the story of the battle at Le Quesnoy 100 years on at the end of WWI - our exhibitions team have recreated in 3D the French village from the...More

Reviewed 5 October 2018

We had our grandson so this was a perfect time to stop for a break. The activity sheet provided for him was great ... even for the grandparents. We all enjoyed the museum - educational & fun.

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Reviewed 30 September 2018

As an Australian with a great interest in WWI I have visited many museums and historic sites around the world, and I was excited about this one. This was a chance to learn about the ANZAC experience from the New Zealand point of view and...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2018

Well laid out, highly educational and culturally significant. I found the medal room especially interesting and would have spent more time in there if the kids weren’t constantly in a rush to move on. I will return and see if I can find information on...More

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Nicola B, Manager at National Army Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thank you for the feedback. Next time get the kids to try the Animal Activity trail where they can earn medals along the way, this way you can spend a little longer looking at what you wish to see and they are still occupied. Feel...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

What an awesome, well set out and amazing experience! We called in here on Saturday with our 10 and 12 year old boys and spent nearly 3 hours reading, interacting and learning some remarkable things. The boys headed off on a treasure hunt around the...More

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Nicola B, Manager at National Army Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

We appreciate your feedback and are glad you enjoyed your time here at the National Army Museum. We are glad your boys also enjoyed our tailored treasure hunt.

Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

We had visited this museum four years ago. Their current exhibits on World War I were informative and drew you into the lives of soldiers who had fought that war. I found it filled many of my knowledge gaps about that war. Exhibits also covered...More

Thank Richard J
Nicola B, Manager at National Army Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

We appreciate your feedback and are glad you enjoyed your time here at the National Army Museum. We love that even after previous visits people can still learn things from us. Hopefully we shall see you in the future.

Reviewed 22 July 2018

Extremely well laid out and informative museum focusing on NZ's involvements in various conflicts. The Passchendaele exhibit (which I think is coming to an end) is really excellent. We were there in the school holidays and there was a staff member in the kids' room...More

Thank Ed R
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Had a good time exploring this museum. Is laid out very well and has really awesome artefacts from different wars. Lots of interesting information, far too much to read in one trip there. Cool activity for kids and I loved how it covered lots of...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

It was a horrible day weather wise and mountain closed so took kids across to kill time. A lot more than I was expecting, wished I had more time at my own pace so as to read more. The amount of relics was incredible and...More

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Nicola B, Manager at National Army Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Thanks for your comments. The Museum is a wonderful option for those families visiting the region on a rainy day. I hope you managed some skiing too.

Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Recently stayed overnight, great free camping out the back if you are self contained security usually come and check, museum opens 9.00 to 4,30 available toilets over the road 24/7 Staff at Museum were great of note where Esther and Penny, cafe is also great...More

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